JRE Podcast

JRE #1222 – Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer is a science writer, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and Editor in Chief of its magazine Skeptic, which is largely devoted to investigating pseudoscientific and supernatural claims

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Topics discussed on this podcast:

1:00 – on physics and social science

2:20 – on afterlife and psychics talking to dead

11:26 – on Anthony Robbins

18:33 – on Los Angeles in early days of Hollywood

21:46 – on online shopping

30:00 – on Scientology in Germany

42:09 – on militant agnostics

51:10 – on sports and entertainment

1:01:01 – on Jonathan Haindt

1:15:46 – on Google memo

1:23:01 – on training when older

1:36:52 – on religion

1:45-06 – on Apollo missions and Nasa

1:54:06 – on JFK assassination

2:14:19 – on Saudi Arabia and 9/11

2:18:57 – On Bush administration

2:24:50 – on Russia

2:30:09 – on theories and effects on behaviour and tribal thinking

2:36 – on God

Books by Michael Shermer:

Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time
by Holt Paperbacks
The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths
by St. Martin’s Griffin
Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia
by Henry Holt and Co.

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